ERIC Number: EJ1058514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs by College Students with Minority Sexual Orientations
Duryea, Daniel G.; Calleja, Nancy G.; MacDonald, Douglas A.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v29 n2 p147-159 2015
Results from the 2009 "National College Health Assessment" were analyzed by gender and sexual orientation for college students' nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Male and female students identified as having a minority sexual orientation (gay or bisexual) were significantly more likely to use nonmedical prescription drugs than heterosexual students. College students with a minority sexual orientation were engaged in more high-risk substance using behaviors than their heterosexual peers. Implications for assessment, counseling, and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: College Students, Sexual Orientation, Minority Group Students, Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse, Self Destructive Behavior, Drug Use, Predictor Variables, National Surveys, Student Behavior, Health Behavior, Behavior Problems, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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